Report on Fresno Co. Child Protective Services calls for better communication - Local -

A citizens' report on Fresno County Child Protective Services, prompted by a beating death of a 10-year-old boy in January, calls for improved communication among agencies that respond to child-abuse allegations.

But the three-page report, completed this month, "does not begin to scratch the surface of the problems," according to Supervisor Henry Perea, who requested the report.

The three-member committee started reviewing the agency in March, following the beating death of Seth Ireland. The case marked the third time in about two years that a parent or guardian was charged with killing a child after county social workers had already been warned about abuse or neglect.


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